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Freeman, Ken 1940-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 126 publications in 2 languages and 3,043 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Observations  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Composer, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ken Freeman
In search of dark matter by Ken Freeman( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for the educated non-scientist and scientist alike, it spans a variety of scientific disciplines, from observational astronomy to particle physics. Concepts that the reader will encounter along the way are at the cutting edge of scientific research. However the themes are explained in such a way that no prior understanding of science beyond a high school education is necessary
Shrouds of the night : masks of the Milky Way and our awesome new view of galaxies by David L Block( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, we feature some of the remarkable early photographic work of masters such as Isaac Roberts and Edward Barnard, before presenting to the reader the unmasked (dust penetrated) view of our cosmos, using some of the world's largest ground and space-based telescopes
Galaxies and their masks : a conference in honour of K.C. Freeman, FRS by David L Block( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of the galaxy and local group : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 37 by J Bland-Hawthorn( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the updated and expanded lecture notes of the 37th Saas-Fee Advanced Course organised by the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It offers the most comprehensive and up to date review of one of the hottest research topics in astrophysics - how our Milky Way galaxy formed
Lessons from the Local Group : a Conference in Honour of David Block and Bruce Elmegreen by Ken Freeman( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our understanding of galaxy formation comes mostly from two sources: sensitive observations at high angular resolution of the high-redshift Universe, where galaxies are observed to be forming, and detailed observations of individual stars and clouds in the Local Group, where telltale remnants from its formative time remain and similar processes operate at a low level today. The current conference focusses on key aspects of the Local Group, composed of the Milky Way, Andromeda and Triangulum Spiral Galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud galaxies, numerous dwarf and irregular galaxies, and intergalactic gas. Topics include the halo and thick disk of the Milky Way with its first stars and stellar streams; the Milky Way bar, bulge and outer edge; interstellar dust and turbulence; star formation processes and stellar scattering in spiral arms; views through the infrared Eyes of the Spitzer Space Telescope; globular clusters; the Local Gould Belt; stellar metallicities and elemental abundances; the environment and black hole in the Milky Way nucleus; orbits of the Magellanic Clouds and galaxy dwarfs; interstellar dust and turbulence; the outer disks and halos of the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies; ripples from a collision in Andromeda; and arcs of carbon stars in the Triangulum and intergalactic clouds. This volume also discusses surveys of planetary nebulae, galaxy morphology at low and high redshift, cosmic evolution of star and galaxy formation and gas accretion, Lyman alpha emitting galaxies, ultra-low surface brightness imaging, and more. Readers are given a clear and comprehensive view of this wide range of topics written by specialists in each field. This is the proceedings of an International Conference at the Seychelles archipelago in May 2014, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of David Block and the millionth (base two) birthday of Bruce Elmegreen
Galaxies by Ken Freeman( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the ancestry of galaxies : (on the land of our ancestors) : proceedings of the 277th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 13-17, 2010 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are living in the golden era of multiwavelength astronomical observations, probing deep areas of the sky. Sophisticated instruments allow us to compare galaxies at high redshifts, when the Universe was only a few hundred millions years old, with the mature nearby galaxies we see today. This is yielding new insights into the mass assembly and the star formation history of galaxies that may, or may not, be compatible with our current theoretical models. IAU Symposium 277 addresses the major open questions concerning the evolution of galaxies, specifically: can we really apply the knowledge gained from low-redshift studies to the high-redshift galaxy populations, given the strong apparent differences in their observed properties? In this volume theorists and observers attempt to reach a common understanding of the puzzles that galaxy research has recently unfolded, largely through the study of galaxy dynamics and their stellar populations at low and high redshifts"--Back cover
The dynamics, structure, and history of galaxies : a workshop in honour of Prof. Ken Freeman : proceedings of a meeting held at Dunk Island Resort, Dunk Island, Queensland, Australia, 30 July-2 August, 2001 by Astronomical Society of the Pacific( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penetrating bars through masks of cosmic dust : the Hubble tuning fork strikes a new note by David L Block( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE EDITORS: DAVID L. BLOCK AND KENNETH C. FREEMAN (SOC CO-CHAIRS), IVANIO PUERARI, ROBERT GROESS AND LIZ K. BLOCK 1. Harvard College Observatory, 1958 The past century has truly brought about an explosive period of growth and discovery for the physical sciences as a whole, and for astronomy in particular. Galaxy morphology has reached a renaissance . . The year: 1958. The date: October 1. The venue: Harvard College Observatory. The lecturer: Walter Baade. With amazing foresight, Baade penned these words: "Young stars, supergiants and so on, make a terrific splash - lots of light. The total mass of these can be very small compared to the total mass of the system". Dr Layzer then asked the key question: " ... the discussion raises the point of what this classification would look like if you were to ignore completely all the Population I, and just focus attention on the Population II ..." We stand on the shoulders of giants. The great observer E.E. Barnard, in his pioneering efforts to photograph the Milky Way, devoted the major part of his life to identifying and numbering dusty "holes" and dust lanes in our Milky Way. No one could have dreamt that the pervasiveness of these cosmic dust masks (not only in our Galaxy but also in galaxies at high redshift) is so great, that their "penetration" is truly one of the pioneering challenges from both space-borne telescopes and from the ground
In search of dark matter in the universe by Ken Freeman( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark matter is invisible and intangible and dominates the behaviour and evolution of the entire Universe. There is so much dark matter that it dwarfs the ordinary matter from which our familiar world is made. And yet we still don't know for sure what it is
Culture of sweet sorghum for syrup production by Ken Freeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formation du disque de la Voie Lactée by Lionel Veltz( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis work has focused on the Galactic disk kinematics to put some constraints on the scenarios of the thin and thick disk formation. It takes part of the RAVE project which has the goal to spectrocpically measure the radial velocities and the stellar parameters of one million stars in the South celestial hemisphere. To determine the kinematical characteristic of the disk, two methods have been used, the direct inversion of the stellar counts in function of distance and velocity and the kinematical modelling of the galactic disk. For the inversion, the photometric distance of stars have been determined from the apparent magnitude in doing an appropriate colour selection. The proper motions have been after transformed in velocity. The direct inversion method has permitted to obtain a kinematical decomposition of the galactic disk which presents a clear separation between the thin and the thick disk. Nevertheless, this method shows some bias. The kinematical model combines the counts in magnitude obtained from the 2MASS catalogue with the measures of proper motions of UCAC2 catalogue and of radial velocities of RAVE. This model is a self-consistent model which joins the stellar density with the velocity dispersions via the gravitational potential. The kinematical decomposition of the disk obtained from the model shows clearly three components : a first component (thin disk) with vertical velocity dispersion ơW between 10 and 25 km.s-1, second one (thick disk) with dispersions of ơW 2 [30 - 45] km.s-1 and third one (metal weak thick disk or halo) with ơW 65 km.s-1. The two methods give a kinematical decomposition which shows the same kinematical separation between the thin and thick disks. In consequence, the scenarios which offer the possibility of an initial thin disk which would had been " heated " by molecular clouds or spiral arms are ruled out by these results. Other mechanisms of the formation of the thick disk like progressive accretion of stars coming from satellite galaxies or the heating or the creation of stars during the encounter of an important satellite galaxy and our Galaxy remain possible
Shrouds of the Night : Masks of the Milky Way and Our Awesome New View of Galaxies by David L Block( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Milky Way has captivated the mind of multitudes ever since the beginning of time. Particularly striking are its apparent dusty gaping voids. With the advent of near-infrared technology, astronomers have discovered an awesome new view of its structure, and of the structure of other galaxies around us. Galaxies are encased within shrouds of the night: shrouds or veils of cosmic dust, which have given us a totally incomplete picture of what our majestic Universe actually looks like. Shrouds of the Night features some of the most remarkable early photographic work of masters such as Isaac Roberts and Edward Barnard, before presenting to the reader the unmasked (dust penetrated) view of our cosmos, using some of the world's largest ground and space-based telescopes. "Galaxies are the 'ecosystems' of the cosmos - vast assemblages in which gas and dust are recycled through successive generations of stars. The authors of this beautiful book describe our ever-sharpening view of the Milky Way, the galaxy that is our home - and the discovery of the other galaxies that are its neighbors in deep space. Their voyage lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. In fine images and eloquent text, the two distinguished authors convey the fascination - indeed the inspiration - of this scientific quest." -Lord Martin Rees of Ludlow OM Kt PRS Astronomer Royal, President of the Royal Society, Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge. "It's hard to decide what is most appealing about this unusual offering: its brilliantly chosen treasury of illustrations, or the text's poetic journey of discovery from smoke to galaxies, from the minuscule to the gigantic and the astonishing connections between them. Along the path are rich insights into the varieties of astronomical seeing, from the history of photography to the space telescopes that extend our vision beyond the visible. Historical connections are everywhere, from Jean Petit's 16th-century woodblock initials to excursions into a stately attic and to photographic archives. Enjoy the treat, including the reflections on the deep meaning of it all!" -Owen Gingerich Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, author of God's Universe
Duracell les skieurs( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the structure and evolution of barred spiral galaxies by Ken Freeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shrouds of the Night : Masks of the Milky Way and the Awesome New View of Galaxies by Ken Freeman( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Milky Way has captivated the mind of multitudes ever since the beginning of time. Particularly striking are its apparent dusty gaping voids. This book features photographs and presents readers with the unmasked (dust penetrated) view of our cosmos, using some of the world's largest ground and space-based telescopes
The Evolution of galaxies and stellar populations : conference at Yale University, 1977 May 19-21( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speakers include: Ivan King, "Galaxies and their Populations - the View on a Cloudy Day;" Sidney van den Bergh, "Musings on Galaxy Classification;" G. de Vancouleurs, "Qualitative and Quantitative Classifications of Galaxies;" Richard B. Larson, "Rates of Star Formation;" K.C. Freeman, "Star Formation and the Gas Content of Galaxies;" Sandra M. Faber, "The Chemical Composition of Old Stellar Populations;" Pierre Demarque and Robert D. McClure, "Stellar Populations of the Disk and Halo of the Galaxy;" Leonard Searle, "The Evolution of Stellar Populations;" K.M. Strom and S.E. Strom, "Surface Brightness and Color Distributions of Elliptical and SO Galaxies in the Coma Cluster;" Hyron Spinrad, "The Ultraviolet Spectra and Color Evolution of Galaxies at Large Red shifts;" Martin J. Rees, "Cosmology and Galaxy Formation;" Jeremiah P. Ostriker, "On the Dynamical Evolution of Galaxies in Clusters;" Alar Toomre, "Mergers and Some Consequences;" Wallace L.W. Sargent, "Quasar Absorption Lines as Probes of the Past Intergalactic Medium;" and concluding remarks by James E. Gunn. Also includes much of the discussion after the talks in which many of the attending astronomers and astrophysicists are heard participating. The conference was chaired by Beatrice M. Tinsley
Natarajan Visvanathan, 1932-2001 by Don Faulkner( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dark matter in the universe : the nature of astronomical discoveries by Ken Freeman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Kenneth Freeman of Australian National University discusses his distinguished career studying dark matter in galaxies
Science and religion in an astronomical context : an address to the Friends of the Church of St John the Baptist, Canberra by Ken Freeman( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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English (115)

French (5)